Congrats to Takumi Hakamata on picking up a sponsorship from Japan’s YoYoRecreation! Looks like a good fit for both parties…congratulations!
I know it’s only 40 seconds, but it’s such a good 40 seconds!
Yoyo used is the YoYoRecreation Dazzler.
Josh Yee dropped some new videos in his “Trick Moment” series, featuring Chew Hong Joon, Jordan Shen, Stephanie Haight, and William Woon. These aren’t tutorial videos…the tricks aren’t slowed down or broken down. It’s really meant to capture, as the title says, just a moment of play from various players. It’s a neat idea, and we look forward to seeing more!
Yoyorecreation seems to be putting most of their energy into their Rebellion budget line these days with plenty of releases and videos to promote. Check out their latest run of promo videos, featuring Kento Muraoka.
Yoyo used is the Rebellion Gazer.
Takumi Hakamata rips through some solid offstring play in this new video from Ryosuke Kawamura. Hell yeah!
Yoyo used is the Yoyorecreation C-Nine.
Yoyorecreation has announced a second bimetal yoyo for their “Rebellion” budget line, this one called “Invaders Must Die”. Seems like between “Start The Riot” and now this, the names for the Rebellion line are getting weirder and more awesome! And hey, another bimetal from Yoyorecreation doesn’t sound like a bad thing at all. Check it out in the hands of the always amazing Tatsuya Fujisaka.
Yoyo used is Invaders Must Die by Rebellion.
Yoyorecreation announced some new releases for EYYC…new colorways of the Gargantua, Start The Riot, and Draupnir, but the most interesting news is the release of a POM Diffusion. We know these will be available first at EYYC (Prague) and 44Festival (Japan), but we don’t have anything in the way of specs yet.
Blasted POM sounds fun, even if there really aren’t any advantages to using this material over just making a low-cost aluminum yoyo. And the vibe issues are a little worrying, but maybe they won’t be as bad as they sound. Either way, for Yoyorecreation fans this sounds like a pretty sweet release! Check out Yoyorecreation’s statement below.
The Diffusion was renowned for changing the plastic yo-yo market with it’s revolutionary axle configuration, but in an effort to push the performance even further we experimented with using POM material (Polyacetal). These POM prototypes were a huge hit with our team, and so we are pleased to announce that we will be making a full production run!*
The higher density of POM material compared to the polycarbonate of the original Diffusion gives the POM Diffusion much more of a solid feel on the string, and a much more powerful spin. The POM Diffusion is given a blasted finish, which compliments the already smooth texture of the POM material. It is completely different to the touch compared to the regular Diffusion.
* – Due to the way POM shrinks during the manufacturing process, these Diffusions may suffer more vibe than the regular Diffusions. For the same reason, the pad size of these models is different from the standard YYR pad size, and will require a pad with a 19mm outer diameter. Since this will be a super limited-run, these yo-yos will be blank. This run will not ship with a slim bearing like with the regular Diffusions.
Rebellion, the budget yoyo line from YoYoRecreation, has it’s first bi-metal yoyo releasing soon! Yusuke Otsuka runs it through a hella clean prelim run in this quick video. Yusuke took 5th Place at last year’s World YoYo Contest, so I think it’s safe to say that he knows a thing or two about making a yoyo look good.
No word on price or release date yet, but considering the pricing of the Rebellion line I think it’s safe to say we can expect this to come in under $100. Sweet!
Merry Christmas from Czech champion Jakub Dekan!
Yoyo used is the Yoyorecreation Draupnir.
While we were all busy ooohing and aaaaahing over all the new yoyo releases, YoYoRecreation dropped this little gem that might actually be the single best release at Worlds!
This new bearing removal tool appears to let you insert the tool into the center of the bearing, and then expand the jaws to grip the bearing from the inner race and pop the bearing out easily…and then with another twist you can disengage the jaws and let the bearing easily pop off the tool. Brilliant! And it looks super cool to boot. Available at the World YoYo Contest this weekend for ¥4000 (about $32 USD).
Yoyorecreation just released a trailer for “Revelation”, a short new documentary coming soon about the 7-year old company that has been a dominant player in the high-end yoyo market in Japan…one of the most demanding yoyo markets in the world.
Filmed and edited by Piotrek Smietana, and featuring tons of drone footage and extra-epic music. Because yes.